A STUDY OF CHILDREN ADMITTED WITH TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS IN A TERTIARY HOSPITAL IN CENTRAL INDIA

Dr. Manoj Bhatnagar, Dr. Samata Warudkar

Abstract


OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical presentations and outcomes of the children admitted with tubercuolous
meningitis.
METHODS: This was a prospective, descriptive study conducted in the department of paediatrics in a tertiary hospital in central india from
january to December 2017.
RESULTS: Of the 40 participants, 25(62.5%) were males and 15(37.5%) were females. The mean age of the patients was 4.24±3.32 years.
Besides, 26(65%) patients were less than 5 years of age. All the patients (100%) were categorised as stage 3 tuberculous meningitis. The
history of prolonged duration of fever 39(97.55%) and altered level of sensorium 40(100%) were the most common clinical presentations.
The children were the most vulnerable group for the worst form of tuberculous meningitis and had a grave CONCLUSION: e outcome.


Keywords


Tuberculous meningitis

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